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Awake


AWA'KE, verb transitive preterit tense awoke, awaked; participle passive awaked. [The Latin vigilo seems to be formed on this root. See Wake.]

1. To rouse from asleep.

I go that I may awake him out of sleep. John 11:11.

2. To excite from a state resembling sleep, as from death, stupidity or inaction; to put into action, or new life; as, to awake the dead; to awake the dormant faculties.

AWA'KE, verb intransitive

1. To cease to sleep; to come from a state of natural sleep.

Jacob awaked out of sleep. Genesis 28:16.

2. To bestir, revive or rouse from a state of inaction; to be invigorated with new life; as, the mind awakes from its stupidity.

Awake, O sword, against my shepherd. Zechariah 13:7.

3. To rouse from spiritual sleep.

Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. Ephesians 5:14.

Awake to righteousness. 1 Corinthians 15:34.

4. To rise from the dead. Job 14:12.

AWA'KE, adjective Not sleeping; in a state of vigilance or action.